An Intimate Italian Dinner, Thursday, July 21
Make Thursday the first day of your weekend (even if you still have to go to work on Friday) by treating yourself to an intimate Italian dinner with two Italian master winemakers –Pecchenino and Marenko at Donato Enoteca in Redwood City. The delectable menu will include a truffled egg, slow roasted Sonoma rabbit, Niman Ranch pork ravioli, beef loin and poached organic peaches, all perfectly paired with their Pecchenino or Marenko wine counterparts.

Wine Blending Seminar at Morton’s, Friday, July 22
If you have ever wondered how winemakers determine how to blend their wines this class is for you. On Friday, Morton’s will provide you with everything you need to be a wine maker for a day including wine kits, an expert to help you along and their signature hors d’oeuvres to keep up your strength and power of concentration. This seminar will explain why and how wines are blended to balanced perfection.

Edible Landscaping Tour, Saturday, July 23
What is better than a gorgeous garden of your own that you can eat from? Get inspiration for your garden by taking this awesome edible landscaping tour at Common Ground garden supply in Palo Alto. From 11am-4pm you will visit ten beautiful organic suburban gardens including the common ground garden. You will get to meet the gardeners, get inspired by their original ideas and enjoy a beautiful day!

How to Grow a Tomato Class, Sunday, July 24
Home grown tomatoes are one of the most delicious things you can have, but they are also one of the most challenging things to grow. Take a class on how to coax these capricious beauties into full grown plumpness at Love Apple Farms in Santa Cruz where you’ll learn techniques for fertilizing, pruning, and soil amending for maximum production, health and taste. Happy growing!

Winemaker Dinner with Joyce Vineyards, Tuesday, July 26
As a rule, wine has to play second fiddle to food. This is not the case when it comes to wine paired dinners. On Tuesday, July 26th wine from Joyce Vineyards gets its chance at a solo at Restaurant James Randall. On the menu are chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon accompanied by various decadent foods such as crab risotto, duck confit, pork tenderloin and sliders. Don’t miss the performance!